In the Spark skin for the software it's possible to assign midi notes to individual patterns by ctrl-clicking the corresponding pattern button (the key is different on mac, though I forgot what it was), as shown below:
This allows me to change the currently playing pattern in Spark via an external midi controller or via the DAW, which is handy to say the least.
However, in the SparkLE skin, this function doesn't work. Ctrl-clicking the pattern buttons does nothing (in both skins, ctrl-clicking the pads
does work though). Since I have a SparkLE and not a Spark, every time I wish to assign a midi note to a specific pattern, I have to temporarily switch over to the Spark skin. This does get annoying.
The plugin version does expose a parameter called Next Pattern to the DAW, which allows pattern changes via midi CC, but that's a really convoluted way to change patterns so I don't use it.
A fix to allow this function in the SparkLE skin would be appreciated.
(this is in version 1.7.1 btw. Since the changelog doesn't mention it I'm assuming the 1.7.2 beta does not fix this.)